- Born: 18 Apr 1800, Mt Vernon, New Hampshire
- Marriage (1): James Brown Straw Sr. on 14 Mar 1819 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire
- Died: 22 May 1873, Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire at age 73
- Buried: Pine Street Cemetery, Manchester, New Hampshire
Cause of her death was neuralgia of heart.
information on this Fiske line per e-mail 16 Feb 2001 from Roland Brown of Utica, NY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
DAR Vol 7 pp 275-276
The Fiske family: a history of the family (ancestral and descendant) of Wm Fisk Sr. of Amherst, NH; compiled by Albert A. Fiske, Chicago, IL 1867
Bio from Genealogical and family history of the state of New Hampshire: a ... Volume 4 By Ezra S. Stearns
.Mehitabel, the tenth child and fourth daughter of Deacon Ebenezer Fisk, was married to James B. Straw, of Salisbury, NH.., March 14, 1819. After a few years' residence in New Hampshire, Mr. Straw removed to Lowell, Mass., and entered into the service of the Appleton Manufacturing Company, in which city he died, August 14, 1830. They had seven children, surname Straw, named as follows:
Ezekiel Albert, born December 30, 1819.
Luther Fisk, July 21, 1821; died Aug. 2, 1825.
Guy Eldridge, February 12, 1823; died Aug. 1, 1825.
Miranda, October 6, 1824.
Abigail, April 22, 1827.
James Brown, Jr., Dec. 23, 1828; died March 23, 1830.
James Brown, 3rd,April 9, 1831.
Shortly after the death of her husband, Mrs. Straw removed from Lowell to Manchester, N. H., where she now resides, the centre of a loving circle, with her children well settled in life about her.
1840 Lowell, Middlesex co. MA
Probably the Mehitable Straw , a housekeeper, who opened a savings account in 1846 with Lowell Institute for Savings Bank
census 1860 Manchester, Hillsborough county NH she is living with her daughter Abbie C. born c1828.
LOWELL DAILY CITIZEN AND NEWS - 23 May 1873
Peersonal - Mrs Mehitable Straw, widow of the late James B. Straw of this city and mother of Governor Straw of New Hampshire, died at her residence in Manchester, yesterday afternoon, of neuralgia of the heart, after an illness of about a week. Deceased was 73 years of age and was the last survivor but two of a family of twelve children. She resided in this city for a number of years and removed to Manchester about twenty-seven years ago. She was born in Amherst and was a daughter of the late Ebenezer Fisk. She was greatly esteemed.Her funeral takes place Sunday in Manchester.
Pine Street Cemetery, Manchester, NH burials all in same plot:
James B. Straw 9 April 1831 - 21 January 1894
Clara A. Hancock 30 August 1834 - 29 May 1902
Minnie E. Straw 26 March 1862 - 10 August 1862
Clara Gertrude Straw 24 July 1864 - 15 November 1948
Mehitable F. Straw 18 April 1800 - 22 May 1873
Abigail C. Straw 22 April 1827 - 13 July 1895
Hannah H. Hancock 30 July 1804 - 13 March 1898
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Mehitable married James Brown Straw Sr., son of Ezekiel Straw 2nd and Elizabeth Brown, on 14 Mar 1819 in Wilmot, Merrimack County, New Hampshire. (James Brown Straw Sr. was born on 11 Mar 1794 in Hopkinton, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, died on 14 Aug 1830 in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts and was buried in School Street Cemetery in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.). The cause of his death was Typhus.
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